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Thursday 16 March 2017 12:01 am whatsapp Share Legal eagles have today become the latest in a string of experts calling on the government to secure a bespoke deal for the financial sector in the Brexit negotiations.The report from the Bar Council warns London’s status as a financial capital risks being “greatly diminished” if the country cannot find a suitable alternative for passporting post-Brexit, and options currently being used by other countries, such as equivalence regime, the third country passport and WTO rules, will not provide a sufficient level of access. Read more: Tusk accuses British government of making threats over “no deal” BrexitMeanwhile, a report published in January by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on behalf of the Financial Services Negotiation Forum warned the current European model of equivalence was not a “silver bullet” solution to losing passporting. The Bar Council also called on the government to have a back-up plan in the bag, warning a “no deal” scenario would have “serious consequences”. “Our trading relationship with the EU would be under WTO terms, which would mean an increase in tariffs on goods and services and uncertainty for millions of UK citizens living abroad about their rights to residency, work, healthcare and state pensions,” Mercer added.”The possibility of a ‘no-deal’ scenario is sufficiently real that we must have a ‘plan B’.” Hayley Kirton Now the legal eagles are urging the government to seek a bespoke Brexit agreement for the City, while warning a “no deal” situation would have serious consequences whatsapp “What we need is a bespoke agreement with the EU, replicating the status quo as far as possible and covering the gaps created by the loss of the passport regime,” said Hugh Mercer, chair of the Bar Council’s Brexit Working Group. “Any such agreement must also grant legal and other essential services sufficient rights so that they can continue effectively to support the financial services sector.”Read more: UBS chair: We’re eyeing the exit ahead of BrexitPassporting as it currently stands allows firms in the UK to do business in other EEA countries. Other groups have previously advised a bespoke Brexit deal would be better than grabbing something off-the-shelf. TheCityUK’s Budget submission, which was made public last month, called for a tailor-made agreement with the EU “based on mutual recognition and regulatory cooperation that delivers similar market access rights to those currently in place”.  Read more: David Davis: We don’t know how much a “no deal” Brexit will costIn her landmark Brexit speech, delivered back in January, Prime Minister Theresa May warned other EU member states looking to drive a hard bargain she was more than happy to walk away with no deal than settle for an inadequate one.”No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain,” she said. Read more: Don’t panic – but remember Brexit will be a tough political processThe barristers’ report also urged the government to protect free movement of EU labour and to safeguard rights currently enjoyed by UK workers by virtue of the country being a member of the bloc.Today’s report, which builds on previous work already published by the Bar Council, has been released just days before the Prime Minister is due to trigger Article 50.  read more

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first_img Show Comments ▼ Lynsey Barber whatsapp Share 15 years of the London Eye… in pictures by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsappcenter_img It was a pretty epic aim to build the largest ferris wheel in Europe and London’s tallest viewing point at 135m tall – no small feat of engineering. Here’s how it looked in 1999 before being raised. It weighed 1,500 tons and back then, was still known as the Millenium Wheel. That first attempt to raise the wheel failed but four weeks later, the wheel was raised to a 30 degree holding position over the river in the first of the two-stage process, and then to an even more precarious 65 degrees.The London Eye missed its Millenium Eve opening deadline.When it did finally open its pod doors, the view was spoilt by cloudy skies and rain.But since then, the Eye has looked better and starred in some pretty amazing portraits…In puddle reflections.Moonlight.Sunlight.With David Blaine on the roof.In almost complete blackouts.When President George Bush was in town and security was on high alert.In the fog.In fireworks.Dressed up as a London bus.In the snow.Lit red for comic relief.At sunset.In more snow.A backdrop to marathon runners.In ice sculpture form.In miniature lego form.During General Elections.For St Patrick’s Day.At twilight.During the Olympics. More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Monday 9 March 2015 8:43 am Tags: bridges and landmarks London buildingslast_img read more

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first_img The first sentences have been handed out as a result of the investigation into the horse meat scandal two years ago. Abattoir boss Peter Boddy was fined £8,000 at Southwark Crown Court after he admitted failing to comply with food traceability regulations.  Boddy, who runs a slaughterhouse in West Yorkshire, sold 55 carcasses without keeping records of where they were going, 37 of which he said went to Italian restaurants. A further 17 animals entered his business without documents showing where they had come from.   Manager David Moss was given a four-months suspended prison sentence for falsifying an invoice concerning the number of horses involved in a transaction.  They were each asked to pay costs of more than £10,000. The Food Standard Agency’s chief operating officer Jason Feeney said: “Criminal activity like this across Europe contributed to the horse meat incident. Consumers need to know that their food is what it says it is on the label.” Investigations are ongoing into the scandal, which erupted two years ago. The FSA and other government departments are also implementing recommendations from the Elliot Review, into the integrity of UK food chains.   This includes the establishment of the Food Crime Unit, which focuses on food fraud by analysing intelligence, initiating investigations and liaising with other criminal and regulatory enforcement agencies. Andy Morling was announced today as the head of the unit. He starts in his role this week.  Share Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan Monday 23 March 2015 1:41 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp First horse meat scandal sentences handed out whatsapplast_img read more

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first_img @Pharmalot By Ed Silverman Jan. 6, 2016 Reprints The decline may reflect the FDA’s “unfinished work” in formulating guidelines for digital media, according to Mark Senak of the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, who writes Eye on FDA. This is an ongoing issue that has flummoxed drug makers, who are grappling with ways to harness social media to reach consumers while trying to avoid regulatory infractions.Indeed, although drug makers have embraced the Internet — at least, in varying degrees — the FDA has been slow to issue guidelines that might prompt the agency to uncover violations that warrant letters. The agency did issue guidelines in June 2014, but these mostly provided a framework for correcting misinformation on websites run by others, while another discussed how Twitter should be used.advertisement Actavis received an infraction letter from the FDA last year for the way it promoted a drug. Richard Drew/AP Ed Silverman PharmalotFDA issues all-time low number of violation letters for drug promotions Even as the pharmaceutical industry continually advertises its medicines, the Food and Drug Administration office that monitors promotions has been issuing fewer and fewer infraction letters to drug makers. And last year amounted to a new all-time low — only nine letters were issued.Moreover, a trend may be shaping up. The combined number of letters issued over the past two years amounted to just 20, which was well below the number of letters sent each year between 2009 and 2013, according to the Eye on FDA blog, which tracks agency oversight of pharmaceutical marketing.Over the past decade, the FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion generally sent recalcitrant drug makers between 20 and 30 letters each year, although it reached a high of 52 in 2010. But the agency issued more than 100 letters each year between 1997 and 1999. In 1998, 156 were issued, which was right after the FDA expanded the scope of direct-to-consumer advertising. advertisement “Not only are there many gaps, but the [FDA] guidance documents that have been issued raise almost as many questions as they answered,” writes Senak. “Meanwhile, digital media continues to rapidly evolve, bringing new questions into the marketplace.”Most of the violations cited in the letters, by the way, were issued because a promotion lacked or minimized risk information, followed by companies that made unsubstantiated claims.So what does FDA say?An agency spokeswoman writes us that the OPDP “uses a risk-based approach to carefully allocate its resources … to have the greatest beneficial public health impact.” Those resources, she explains, are directed toward policy and guidance development; reviewing product labels and launches, including TV ads; enforcement; and training and communications.“It is apparent that that one cannot get a complete picture of OPDP’s program area by looking at a snapshot of time for enforcement letters.  Reviewing the number of compliance actions that OPDP takes within a year time frame does not take into account the work that OPDP does on the other priorities to assist companies with compliance.”One other point worth noting — Eye on FDA writes that, for the past few years, most of the OPDP violation letters “largely involved” drug makers that are “lesser known” and typically have fewer products on the market. Are smaller drug makers bigger risk takers when it comes to promotions? Have the biggest drug makers figured out how to avoid infractions, or are they simply shying away from some efforts?We asked the FDA for insight and will update you accordingly.center_img Related: Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] FDA settles lawsuit, rescinds warning letter About the Author Reprints Tags drug makersdrug marketingFDAlast_img read more

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first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News [imText1]The representative of the Forum for Inter-Korea Relations, Kim Gyu Chul, alleged in a press conference on the 16th that company “S,” which is located in the Kaesung Industrial Complex, has experienced losses exceeding 1.8 million dollars due to negligence and incompetence of North Korean workers. The losses involve 10 cases of damage claims. He revealed assertions by 22 representatives of South Korean factories in Kaesung. A manager of the Office of Planning & Coordination in the company “S” denied the allegations in a conversation with the DailyNK. Kim Gyu Chu said “S” company management should prod North Korean authority to look into the matter because they employed the North Korean workers. “S” company reliability has worsened in part because South Korean factory managers cannot directly manage North Korean workers. “Many companies besides “S” experience North Korean negligence problems stemming from dual management systems. The Kaesung Industrial Complex will continue to be inefficient.” Kim emphasized that South Korean factory managers have to route their instructions to North Korean workers through North Korean managers and cannot directly access the workers. Kaesung companies demand guarantees of autonomous management, unified worker management by the company office, guarantees of autonomous employment, and the direct payment of salaries to workers. This marks the first time that problematic North Korean worker attitude has been spotlighted in Kaesung. 15 of 22 companies located in the complex agree such problems exist. Successful North-South collaboration will depend on adoption of proper economic, not political theories. Issues mentioned by the presidents of the companies:Management problems: – North Korean intervention in worker organization and personnel management. – Treasury and accounting administration should require only one manager; The North Koreans use three. Direction of business:– Duplicate or triple order system: direction of South Korean president is not executed without the permission of the leader of a section. Management of workers:– Around 20 minutes each day are wasted by closing early for productivity evaluation. Unacceptable workers are often absent, yet retain their jobs.Payment:– Indirect payments for 3 years – Veiled payment records for goods supplied to workersIndustrial espionage: – High possibility of informational security breaches. Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Kim Yong Hun – 2007.04.18 10:24am center_img SHARE Kaesung Companies Lose 1.8 Million Dollars North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarKim Yong Hun last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conferencecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thousands of Jamaican farmers are to be exposed to best practices in agricultural production and available marketing opportunities through the inaugural staging of the Production and Marketing Organisation (PMO) conference and exposition tomorrow (June 25) at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.The one-day event, which is the brainchild of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is being hosted by the Ministry and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) under the theme: ‘PMO-Farmers working together to feed the nation’.More than 27,000 farmers are registered members of 826 PMOs across the island and about 4,000 of these farmers are expected to attend tomorrow’s event.Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding has been invited to deliver the keynote address during the opening ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m. A ‘One on One with the Minister’ is also planned to give farmers an opportunity to express their concerns or give suggestions to Dr. Tufton.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, delivers the keynote address at the launch of the Production and Marketing Organisation Conference and Exposition on June 24, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The conference takes place on June 25, at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.At the launch today (June 24) at the Ministry’s Old Hope Road location, Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Al Powell, said that the conference and exposition will feature several seminars, workshops and demonstrations, as well as more than 80 display booths. Presentations are also to be made by experts in the sector on new technologies in crop and animal production, agricultural credit facilities, and the roles and functions of PMOs for successful operations.The PMOs are community-based organisations which facilitate easy access by farmers to vital information and support, related to best practices and marketing. They comprise groups of farmers at the district level and are responsible for distributing farming inputs channelled through RADA.Dr. Tufton, in explaining the rationale behind the setting up of PMOs, said that it has become increasingly challenging to provide individual service to farmers. “It is more cost effective, more efficient to organise farmers in groups, and service those groups as a routine, as opposed to servicing individual farmers,” he said.In addition, the coming together of groups of farmers will ensure economies of scale. The Minister noted that while agriculture remained the largest employer in Jamaica, the size of farms has been shrinking over the years, with the average size of holdings about 1.4 hectares. “There are challenges associated with that. Firstly, it is increasingly challenging to get the economies of scale that one could get from larger production levels,” he pointed out.As part of this organisational process, RADA, last year, registered about 24,000 new farmers. The 826 functioning PMOs were also registered last year. Farmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference AgricultureJune 24, 2009last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More than 300 persons from the Jamaican community in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as members of the academic community, turned out to pay tribute to the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor the Hon. Ralston ‘Rex’ Nettleford, OM, at a Thanksgiving Service, held on February 21, at the Hillside Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Atlanta.In his tribute, Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Mr. Vin Martin, described him as “a national patriot, cultural ambassador, international scholar, dancer, teacher, orator, critic and mentor.”“Jamaica, the Caribbean and Jamaicans the world over have lost a great son, whose work in education and culture will continue to live on,” he added.Mr. Martin said that Professor Nettleford was arguably the Caribbean’s most eminent intellectual. He cited his humble beginnings in Trelawny, the time he dedicated to education and culture as well as his contribution to government and various organisations in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.He pointed out that the Caribbean community in Atlanta and indeed all whose lives were impacted by the profound work, vision and spirit of the beloved cultural icon and educator, would miss Professor Nettleford, but would continue to cherish his memories.Others paying tribute were: Professor of Theology, Emory University, Dr. Noel Erskine; former District Attorney for Clayton County, Georgia, Mrs. Jewel Scott, former Senator and Rhodes Scholar, Dr. David Panton and Dr. Chris Parker.The service was organised by Mr. Martin, in association with the Atlanta-Jamaica Association and the Rev. Winston Lawson, pastor of the Hillside Presbyterian Church.Professor Nettleford died in Washington, D.C., in the United States on February 2, after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old.He was accorded an official funeral by the government of Jamaica on February, 16, at the UWI Chapel, Mona campus. Tribute to Professor Nettleford in Atlanta Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 24, 2010 RelatedTribute to Professor Nettleford in Atlantacenter_img RelatedTribute to Professor Nettleford in Atlanta RelatedTribute to Professor Nettleford in Atlantalast_img read more

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first_img RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesVancouverBritish ColumbiaDelta (British Columbia)Flex RELATED New Vehicles Ontario driver claims they have COVID-19 in attempt to avoid traffic ticketby Coleman Molnar | November 18, 2020 advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca “Police caught up to the vehicle and activated their emergency lights in order to check for impairment,” said DPD. “The driver stated that she did not drink, is on no affective medications, and has no medical conditions that would affect her driving. Police observed no signs of impairment.“The driver said she dropped her banana peel on the floor while driving and may have been reaching down to pick it up when she caused the concerning driving behaviour. Police observed a banana on the centre console and advised the driver to avoid peeling fruits while driving and to instead have ready to eat fruit such as grapes, apple slices, or blueberries.”Yes, that’s an actual police quote suggesting that a grown adult with a full driver’s license should eat “apple slices” instead of bananas as on-the-road treats. To serve (snacks) and protect!To clarify, we can eat sliced bananas, right officer? And what if you dropped a blueberry between your legs? Are you saying you wouldn’t freak out like The Dude dropping his joint if a juicy blueberry was threatening to burst beneath your leg and stain the tan stitching in your family SUV? We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Police in B.C.’s Lower Mainland have a health and safety tip for all drivers. Don’t eat bananas and drive. Wait, what? So it’s not so much as a legal decree as a specific warning to one motorist who tried to blame her bad driving on a fallen banana peel. Delta Police received reports February 7 of a vehicle driving erratically, slowing and accelerating strangely, at 11:30 am on Highway 99, and sent an officer out to check it out, reports VancouverIsAwesome. Here’s where it gets hilarious.  center_img See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS It just doesn’t make sense! A pomegranate, sure, but this? It’s crazy! One might even say it’s — bananas. I say eat your fruit and peel it, too. Just don’t be a monkey and keep the car between the lines.  First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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first_img Published: April 20, 2018 At CU Boulder we are committed to providing a quality and engaging experience for all faculty and staff, knowing that high engagement levels result in a better education for our students. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Chief Human Resources Officer Katherine ErwinIn November 2017, faculty and staff were invited to participate in the Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey. The survey, sponsored by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell Moore and Senior Vice Chancellor and CFO Kelly Fox, provided a formal opportunity to query our faculty and staff about their experience working at CU Boulder. CU Boulder partnered with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) to administer the survey. As a research university, we feel it is important to do research on ourselves. This research will help each unit create actions plans to grow a great work environment from the campus to the college, school, institute and department level. We are working with leaders to implement a rollout of results and action-planning process in their areas. I invite you to review the campus results of the survey.Our goal was to measure engagement through concepts such as satisfaction, commitment and empowerment. For our purposes, CU Boulder defines engagement as “a pronounced state of enthusiasm characterized by effort, pride, and passion which fosters a mutually committed relationship between employees and organizations resulting in the enduring pursuit of organizational and personal goals.”View the campus results below and look for more information to come from Provost Moore and SVC Fox to your division.  Katherine Erwin,Chief Human Resources OfficerView the Engagement Survey Results OverviewCategories:Leadership CornerDeadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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first_img Announced at the end of May, the CU Boulder community is making preparations for a COVID-19-ready campus for the fall semester, with classes beginning on Aug. 24. Three groups were established to assist in the implementation of the Road Map to Fall 2020:COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamAcademic Instruction TeamResource Alignment TeamThese teams are hard at work building the infrastructure and procedures that will be necessary to mitigate risk and facilitate research and teaching this fall. As part of this iterative process, the teams are committed to sharing regular updates on their progress.Health and Safety Policy, Updated Student Conduct ApprovedChancellor DiStefano approved the COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy, setting the expectations for all students, faculty, staff and visitors necessary to enable the Road Map to Fall 2020 plan. The policy includes measures on social distancing and campus density reductions; the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and enhanced cleaning protocols; and personal hygiene discipline. The Student Code of Conduct (PDF) has been updated with health and safety expectations and requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This update will help hold students accountable and is one of many tools to help keep our community safe. Effective June 25, 2020, the Student Code of Conduct now includes specific guidelines for campus health and safety policies including following public health orders, meeting university expectations for social and physical distancing while on campus, wearing a face covering and following guidelines for events and social gatherings.News from the COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamFacilities/infrastructureA facilities task force with subgroups for HVAC, cleaning, social distancing, bus transit, transportation demand management/outdoor spaces and access control is making progress in multiple areas: Design of plexiglass barriers—with transactional service counter spaces being prioritized—are being coordinated with the HVAC subgroup to ensure installations don’t cause unforeseen issues. The first of these has been installed in the CASE building.  The cleaning subgroup has begun updating comprehensive cleaning protocols for the campus, including for classroom spaces.  The social distancing subgroup began identifying needs for special events in coordination with county and state guidelines, and is developing guidelines for elevators, masks and restrooms. The bus transit group will begin discussing route options and queueing options for stops as more information becomes clear around housing populations, classroom schedules and cohort designs. The task force is evaluating space for instructional use, first looking at centrally scheduled classrooms, followed by departmental classrooms, conference rooms, non-traditional academic spaces (recreation center, UMC, Athletics, etc.) and outdoor spaces, including the possibility of using open-air and climate-controlled tents as options for addressing classroom, dining, study and other space needs.   The access control subgroup is discussing two options for building access: one where buildings are generally open during the academic day, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and a second where access is more restricted. Housing On Friday, June 19, Residence Life sent out room assignments to about 4,500 students for Main Campus and Kittredge residence halls. Discussions continued around: Cohorting, in coordination with the colleges and schools. Protocols for policy/procedure changes to the visitor policy for the residence halls. Move-in dates have been updated and will now take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21, with students signing up online for check-in slots. News from the Academic Instruction TeamThe Office of Information Technology fielded a survey of colleges and schools to learn about their needs and priorities for academic technology for fall 2020. The survey closed on Friday, June 19, and OIT is analyzing the responses to create a proposal from the Academic Instruction Team for shared campus purchasing. OIT will use the responses to help departments and programs devise plans for more individualized needs. Colleges and schools identified priority courses for first-year students, and those courses are now being considered for cohorted student enrollment. Groups from Facilities and the Office of the Registrar are working together to create solutions for class scheduling and classroom assignments that follow physical distancing guidelines and facilitate the full use of class meeting times across the entire day, Monday through Friday. The Academic Instruction Team published guidance to deans, chairs and directors on June 18 on the above topics, on how faculty should respond to students who request an online/remote option for an in-person course, and on faculty FAQs. The team is planning a new edition of guidance to deans, chairs and directors for the week of June 29. Topics will include academic technology, teaching support for faculty, student registration scheduling and campus preparations for COVID-19-ready classrooms.News from the Resource Alignment TeamThe Resource Alignment Team met on June 16 and team champions approved steps to support remote teaching, learning and collaboration, and classroom preparation for fall 2020. These steps include:The purchase and installment of portable HEPA filter units in more than 120 naturally ventilated classrooms around campus. The purchase of and/or support for several IT investments: Acquisition of a systemwide remote collaboration tool to enable remote teaching and learning. An RFP for all CU campuses will close on July 6 with recommendations to campus CIOs by July 31. Funding for new standard-performance Dell laptops for those in teaching roles with unmet personal technology needs. To have the greatest impact with limited resources, the project will prioritize people who have teaching responsibilities that affect the first-year experience and those who teach large numbers of students. OIT will procure, prepare and distribute the laptops before the start of the fall semester. An intake process to identify department needs will launch the first week of July to deans, chairs and directors. Acquisition of exam-proctoring software necessary to implement traditional online test-taking, excluding courses that previously used the software. MediaSite at-home recording capabilities, which allow instructors to create, record and manage their own content at home. It employs the same media player used in the on-campus classroom capture service. Availability is coming in mid-July for instructors and faculty. The Resource Alignment Team will discuss a matrix to prioritize resources.Do you have a question or comment about implementation team work on the Road Map to Fall 2020? Submit a question or comment. Protective materials are installed at customer service points on campus Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: June 25, 2020 See other Road Map updatesJune 18last_img read more

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